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Economics

Students enrolled in the Economics program at Roger Williams University graduate prepared for careers in the financial sector, the corporate sector and various levels of government. The study of economics enables students to understand national and world economies, while developing analytical and problem-solving techniques. Economics students will learn a broad range of analytical, quantitative and communication skills that are useful in many different occupations in management, finance, banking, public administration, non-profit organizations, law and community service.

The Economics program at RWU stands apart from the competition. RWU offers both B.A. (liberal arts) and B.S. (business-oriented) degrees in Economics, including opportunities for student-faculty research. Former students have received funding to present their research at regional, national and international conferences. Unlike larger universities where research is reserved for graduate students, RWU encourages undergraduate research and publishing. In fact a faculty-student collaboration, "The Political Economy of American Indian Allotment Revisited," was recently published in the Journal of Business & Economics Research. RWU Economics students recently were recognized with an award for the best research paper at the International Applied Business Research Conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Jerry Dauterive
Professor of Economincs & Director of Business Engagement
Contact Information
401-254-3315

Jerry Dauterive

Jerry
Dauterive
Professor of Economincs & Director of Business Engagement
Contact Information
401-254-3315

Dr. Jerry Dauterive is professor of economics in the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business and director of the Center for Business Engagement at Roger Williams University.  From 2008 to 2014 Dr. Dauterive served as dean of the Gabelli School of Business, and during his tenure as dean the School achieved successful reaffirmation of accreditation by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  Enrollment in the School of Business also increased by 12 percent during this period, and several very successful project-based learning programs were initiated for business students.

Prior to his appointment at Roger Williams University in 2008, Dr. Dauterive was interim dean of the College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans.  Before his appointment as interim dean he held the position of associate dean of the College, where he was a faculty member for over twenty five years.  In 2006 he was appointed to the John V. Connor Distinguished Professorship in Economics and Finance.  He also served Loyola as chairman of the economics and finance area and as MBA director.

Priniti Panday, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
B.A. Delhi University, M.A., Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
Contact Information
401-254-3837
SB324
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: International Trade, Economics of Developing Countries. Teaching: Principles, Intermediate Microeconomics, International Trade, Economic Development

Priniti Panday

Priniti
Panday
Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
B.A. Delhi University, M.A., Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
Contact Information
401-254-3837
SB324
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: International Trade, Economics of Developing Countries. Teaching: Principles, Intermediate Microeconomics, International Trade, Economic Development

Priniti Panday has worked at Roger Williams University since 2002. She currently serves as a Professor of Economics at the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business.  She teaches Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Economics of Development and International Trade. She also serves as a co-advisor for the Fed Challenge team. Formerly she taught economics at the University of Cincinnati and Ohio University. Priniti earned her doctorate in economics at University of Cincinnati, where she earned the Charles Taft Graduate Fellowship for two consecutive years. She also holds a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati. Priniti’s research focuses on international development issues like food aid, poverty, inequality and international trade. Her work has been published in “Applied Economics”, “ “Journal of Economic Development”, “International Advances in Economic Research”, among others. She has also presented papers and served as a discussant at various conferences. In addition, she has served as a reviewer of several manuscripts.

Maria Cornachione Kula, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
B.A. Providence College, M.P.P. Harvard University, Ph.D. Brown University
Contact Information
401-254-3717
SB313
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Macroeconomics. Teaching: Macroeconomics, Open Economy Macroeconomics

Maria Cornachione Kula

Maria Cornachione
Kula
Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
B.A. Providence College, M.P.P. Harvard University, Ph.D. Brown University
Contact Information
401-254-3717
SB313
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Macroeconomics. Teaching: Macroeconomics, Open Economy Macroeconomics

Maria Cornachione Kula has been a faculty member of the Gabelli School of Business since 2000. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Brown University, a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a B. A. from Providence College, where she graduated summa cum laude.

Dr.  Kula’s area of specialty is Macroeconomics. She has presented at conferences and published articles in the areas of consumption and tax smoothing, inequality and growth, and the disciplining effect of credit markets on sovereigns. Journal publications include articles in Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Studies, and International Journal of Social Economics. The Atlantic Economic Journal recognized a 2010 co-authored paper as the best article in the AEJ that year. Additionally, she has had an active research agenda with students, engaging them in research papers, publications, and conference presentations in the broad areas of macroeconomics and well-being measures, optimal currency areas, and economic growth and development.

Rupayan Gupta, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
B.S. St. Xavier's College, Calcutta University, M.A. Delhi School of Economics, M.S., Ph.D. Iowa State University
Contact Information
401-245-3676
SB311
Areas of Expertise: 
Public Economics and Policy, Political Economy, Economics of Conflict & Security, Design of International Institutions

Rupayan Gupta

Rupayan
Gupta
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
B.S. St. Xavier's College, Calcutta University, M.A. Delhi School of Economics, M.S., Ph.D. Iowa State University
Contact Information
401-245-3676
SB311
Areas of Expertise: 
Public Economics and Policy, Political Economy, Economics of Conflict & Security, Design of International Institutions

Rupayan Gupta is Associate Professor of Economics at Roger Williams University, RI. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from the Iowa State University in 2004. Previously, his undergraduate studies were at St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, and his M.A. is from the Delhi School of Economics. His areas of expertise are Public Economics, Political Economy, and the Economics of Conflict. His research includes designing international institutions for global security, analysis of conflict in disputed regions, and the study of global remittance patterns.

External Faculty Website
httphttp://sites.google.com/site/rupayan01/://sites.google.com/site/rupayan01

Matthew T. Gregg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A. Roanoke College, Ph.D. University of Georgia
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Contact Information
401-254-3160
SB214
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: U.S. Economic History. Teaching: Econometrics, Microeconomics, Environmental Economics

Matthew T. Gregg

Matthew T.
Gregg
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A. Roanoke College, Ph.D. University of Georgia
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Contact Information
401-254-3160
SB214
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: U.S. Economic History. Teaching: Econometrics, Microeconomics, Environmental Economics

Matt Gregg is an associate professor of economics at Roger Williams University. 

My research focusses on the role of historical features on current economic development, with specific application to American Indian economic development.  Since assimilation policies during the late nineteenth century and subsequent decades have profoundly shaped the world American Indians live in today, I focus my research on the long-run effects of Indian boarding school exposure and land privatization on current economic development.

Another strand of my research focuses on using quantitative data and empirical strategies to test long-lasting theories about historical events.  For example, my work with co-author David Wishart tested conjectures by historians on Cherokee Removal, i.e., the “Trail of Tears.”  We used muster rolls, Indian Bureau quarterly expenditure statements, and basic demographic models to re-estimate the death toll and cost burdens of this famous event.